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Notable Historical Events for February 19th

197Lucius Septimius Severus' army beats Clodius Albinus at Lyon

1919Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois (Paris)

1963USSR informs JFK it is withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba

1981George Harrison is ordered to pay ABKCO Music $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" "My Sweet Lord" with "He's So Fine"

1987US President Reagan lifts trade boycott against Poland

1942FDR orders detention & internment of all west-coast Japanese-Americans

1878Thomas Alva Edison patents gramophone (phonograph)

19491st Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Ezra Pound

1932William Faulkner completes his novel "Light in August"

1736George Frideric Handel's "Alexander's Feast," premieres

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Notable Birthdays on February 19th

1473Nicolaus Copernicus, Toruń Royal Prussia, Polish mathematician and astronomer (d. 1543)

1963Seal, English vocalist/songwriter (Killer, Crazy, Kiss by a Rose)

1924Lee Marvin, NYC, actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou)

1959Roger Goodell, Jamestown New York, American NFL Commissioner

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Notable Weddings on February 19th

1934US entertainer Bob Hope & fellow enteratiner Dolores DeFina marry

1964Actor Peter Sellers (38) weds actress Britt Ekland in London, England

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Notable Deaths on February 19th

1951Andre Gide, French writer (Nobel 1947), dies of pneumonia at 81

1997Deng Xiaoping, head (Chinese Communist Party), dies at 92

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